Heartbreaking news from the world of high finance and micro-blogging. Tumblr has been sold by founder David Karp to the Yahoo.
Things will never be the same.
For the uninitiated, Tumblr is the wild, wild west of blogging. To some folks it's a photo-blogging platform, others use it as a diary a la Livejournal, and of course there are plenty people who use it to post lol cats and nudie pics from days of yore.
Scrumptious Chef shattered all of our previous site traffic records this past week. Hat tip to Texas Monthly (great looking new site btw) and their peripatetic barbecue work. Sounded like a sweet ride.
Over nearly 4 years this is the 1st week that only 2 topics dominated our top 5 most visited articles. Y'all love barbecue and hamburgers apparently.
Without further ado: Our weekly top 5.
Austin will be awakening from a drunken, craft beer-induced stupor come Monday morning wondering what in the hell just happened.
Nightly bacchanals have been thrown across the city as our town's bars all clamored for a finite drinking dollar. We celebrated, as is our custom, on the front porch.
Day 5 looks especially promising. Whip In, down on southbound I-35, is tapping a cask of Lupulus, a hoppy Belgian Tripel, from Independence Brewing at 420 pm. The man on the phone wasn't sure if it would be 3-4 dollars. Either way. 1950 Hwy 35 S
Grab a six pack of Fireman #4 for $6.99 at E.1st Grocery 1811 E. Cesar Chavez and hit Micklethwait Craft Meats for their 5 month anniversary party 1309 Rosewood Ave
When we were conceptualizing this blog 5 years ago, we volleyed a lot of ideas back and forth. One of the earliest renditions, which got voted out, was a website devoted to crime and food. RL loved the idea, everybody else hated it.
It got voted down.
But every now and again, we'll author an article about the death and destruction that surrounds our fair city on a daily basis.
Best Breakfast Taco In Austin. Thrillist: Tamale House East,Taco Joint, Mi Madre's,Juan In A Million
The hue and cry of Smitty's in Lockhart, Texas being left off the Texas Monthly Top 50 is baffling.
If you eat with your eyes then yes, the old smokehouse would be in the number one position. There is none finer. But the meat is routinely tough, underseasoned and rushed off the pit before it even approaches being servable.
Dodging the big fire on the floor in the meat room is easily the best part of the experience at Smitty's.
We expect Alto Shaam sales to skyrocket in the wake of Franklin Barbecue's victory in the battle for ascendancy in the world of Texas barbecue.
You got to keep the meat hot for service, and there is no finer way to accomplish this than through the use of the almighty kitchen appliance, the Alto Shaam.
Put to good use each day at Franklin.
We've been celebrating Craft Beer Week on the front porch on a nightly basis of late. Electric Wizard good and loud, fresh kettle of chili on the stovetop, plenty Anderson's Coffee to help us power through the malaise. It's been a lot of fun. But, most folks like the camaraderie of drinking in taverns and pubs so we've been hard at work finding the best beer events in Austin every single day.
Austin, Texas and Lima Peru are officially sister cities.
There must be a whale of a Peruvian diaspora in Austin, as the turnout for Tamale House East's 1st Peruvian pop up food party back in January was enormous. A good 200 people crowded into the restaurant to decimate the cuisine trotted out by the Peruvian chefs who had commandeered the kitchen for the night.